96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade

Said it was 96 degrees in the shade
Ten thousand soldiers on parade
Taking i and i to meet a big fat boy
Sent from overseas
The Queen employ
Excellency before you i come
With my representation
You know where I’m coming from

You caught me on the loose
Fighting to be free
Now you show me a noose
On the cotton tree
Entertainment for you
Martyrdom for me

96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade

Some may suffer and some may burn
But I know that one day my people will learn
As sure as the sun shines, way up in the sky
Today i stand here a victim the truth is I’ll never die

96 degrees in the shade
Real hot in the shade

Artist: Third World
Album: Now That We’ve Found Love
Release Date: 1993
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